Core Outcome Measures in Effectiveness Trials

Development of a Core Outcome Set (COS) for Thumb Trapeziometacarpal Osteoarthritis

General Information

Summary:
The purpose of this study is to develop a Critical Outcome Set (COS) for Thumb Carpometacarpal Osteoarthritis. A systematic review of outcomes was registered as a separate project. The identified list of outcomes will then be used a starting point for the development of the COS.

To create the COS, we will use the Delphi Process, an iterative survey-based method using various stakeholder groups. Our stakeholders will include patients, surgeons, nurses, physiotherapists, and occupational therapists. We will conclude with a final consensus meeting, whereby an agreement of 70% must be met for the item to appear on the Core Outcome Set.

Contributors:
Collaborators:
Lucas Gallo, BHSc, MD (Cand) 2
Matteo Gallo, BHSc (Cand) 3
Daniel Waltho, MD 1
Charmaine Baxter, MD 1
Marta Karpinski BHSc 3
Sadek Mowakket BHSc (Cand) 3
Jessica Murphy, MSc 1
Achilleas Thoma, MD, MSc 1,4,5

Affilitations
1. Division of Plastic Surgery, Department of Surgery, McMaster University
2. Faculty of Medicine, McMaster University
3. Faculty of Health Sciences, McMaster University
4. Department of Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact, McMaster University
5. Surgical Outcomes Research Centre, McMaster University

Further Study Information

Current Stage:
Ongoing
Date:
March 2019 - 2019
Funding source(s):
None

Health Area

Disease Category
Rheumatology

Disease Name
Thumb carpometacarpal joint arthritis

Target Population

Age Range
18 - 100

Sex
Either


Nature / type of Intervention
Surgery

Method(s)

Consensus meeting
Delphi process
Survey
Systematic review

The purpose of this study is to develop a Critical Outcome Set (COS) for Thumb Carpometacarpal Osteoarthritis. A systematic review of outcomes was registered as a separate project. The identified list of outcomes will then be used a starting point for the development of the COS.

To create the COS, we will use the Delphi Process, an iterative survey-based method using various stakeholder groups. Our stakeholders will include patients, surgeons, nurses, physiotherapists, and occupational therapists. We will conclude with a final consensus meeting, whereby an agreement of 70% must be met for the item to appear on the Core Outcome Set.


Stakeholders Involved

Clinical experts
Consumers (patients)
Families

Study Type

COS for clinical trials or clinical research

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